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Scott Drake Engine/Trunk Light Universal is rated out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by JamesT from It Works Well, LED Optional I bought this a few months ago and finally completed install in engine and trunk compartments. Found OEM instructions that made it much easier to figure out where to put them.
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by fast65 from It works, and is a close reproduction. It works, and is a close reproduction. The fit and finish are decent, although the crimping for the light opening shows rough edges painted over. Except for that and missing the 'Hobbs Co.' stamped logo on the top, it's identical to the original aftermarket lights installed by dealers on 1965 Fords, etc. I used an original, new old stock for my under hood light (mounted on battery side, wire through hood, through F.W. near driver side main plug, to a new fuse connection at dome fuse, wire protected with 'Powerbraid' cover), which cost $45 (others go for much higher), so the pricing for this reproduction is correct. The built-in mercury switch makes for a very simple install (less wiring). For the one installed in my trunk, I placed strong magnets on back of light case, heat-shrink covered, ran about 4 feet of extra wire (one power, one ground on trunk lid) and now I have an original-looking movable light that can be stuck to fender, e.g., for light to change a flat. (Of course for trunk you need to run power wire from fuse, e.g., at dome fuse, through rocker under aluminum cover, through the rear wheel well and into trunk. About 1 hour to install. Two hours work to convert light to moveable magnet one, cut, heat-shrink wires, make hanger for extra wire, etc.) Or, you can just mount permanently on trunk lid, driver's side.
Date published: 2016-01-21
Is this the only version of this part, or is there an option that includes an upgraded LED light option. If not, is there at least an LED bulb sold separately that would fit into this particular socket.
The found that the bulb for this trunk/engine light is the same size and prong arrangement as the courtesy lights for a 1965 fastback; so you could use an LED version of the bulb that fits the fastback courtesy light. That's what I did.
Date published: 2016-02-05
I am interested in adding trunk and hood light to 66 coupe. Is there any ideal mounting location and a picture of one installed anywhere? Looking at the photo it appears there are mounting screws. Is there a base or its a screw down to the lid?
On the passenger side of the hood, on the left side of the triangular opening. Be sure not to point light all the way down - if you do the mercury switch will turn the light on as soon as you open the lid, or if you park on a hill. Best to rotate the light so that it is only slightly pointing down. That way it turns on when the hood is only nearly fully open. Doing so may cause the mercury switch make the light flicker when the engine is running (due to normal shaking) but that's better than the light staying on if you park on a steep hill. You can play around with its orientation so that it turns on when hood is mostly open and does not flicker, just do that before you finalize the mounting screws. (I only used one screw with a plastic fastner in back, so that I could rotate to proper orientation for light turn on; trial and error.)
Date published: 2016-01-22